Musical Forms - Periods

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Binary

    A Binary Piece

    The Minuet

    Baroque Suite

      Allemande

      Courante

      Sarabande

      Air

      Menuet

      Gigue

Ternary

    A Ternary Piece

    Another Example

Compound Ternary

    An Example

    The Minuets

    Another Example

Rondo

    A Rondo Example

Sonata

    A Sonata

Forms Summary

Contrapuntal Compositional Techniques

    The Canon

    The Invention

    The Fugue

      After the Exposition

      Other Techniques

Phrases, Periods and Motives

    What is a Phrase?

    What is a Period?

    Parallel Period

    Contrasting Period

    Double Period

    Other Periods

    What is a Motive?

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Reading Music

Intervals

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Chords

Harmonic Functions

Double Period

Another very common type of period is the double period. The double period has four phrases. The first three end with an inconclusive cadence. The last phrase ends with a perfect authentic cadence. Very often the first and third phrase as well as the second and fourth phrase are similar:

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